Cooking the Trail

Photo by Mike Nice

This crew is making a repair to a section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail where there was a tree root or large crack. The process is to heat a section of trail to 1800 degrees, after which the section can be reshaped as smooth as glass. Repairs can be made in cold weather and last year’s repairs are proving to be durable.

Military History Museum

The Military History Museum at the Greenville Downtown Airport held a preview opening on Veterans Day. There was a temporary display of WW1-themed items such as this model T ambulance. There were about 15,000 model Ts in service in Europe during WW1. The Model T chassis was shipped to Europe in a wooden crate. Upon arrival, the wooden shipping crate was attached to the back to create an ambulance. This is a reproduction of the type of Model T ambulance used.

Photo by Mike Nice